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Phyllis Sellick (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent


Piano: Phyllis Sellick
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Introduced by the author
Olive Gregg , Denis McCarthy


Readers: Olive Gregg
Readers: Denis McCarthy


Eilidh McNab (soprano)
Amici String Quartet:
Lionel Bentlev. Sylvia Cleaver
Harold Harriott. Joy Hall
Nigel Amherst (double-bass)
John Burden (horn)
John Ashby (tenor trombone)
Christopher Devonport
(tenor trombone)
Godfrey Kneller (bass trombone)
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continuo)
Chorus of Eglesfield Musical Society Conductor, James Dalton
From Queen's College, Oxford


Soprano: Eilidh McNab
Unknown: Lionel Bentlev.
Unknown: Sylvia Cleaver
Unknown: Harold Harriott.
Unknown: Joy Hall
Double-Bass: Nigel Amherst
Double-Bass: John Burden
Tenor: John Ashby
Tenor: Christopher Devonport
Bass: Godfrey Kneller
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Conductor: James Dalton


A weekly review of the arts
This edition includes:
Robert Kee interviewing Arnold Wesker , author of Chicken Soup with Barley and Raots
In the interests of topicality it is not possible to include details of all Comment items in Radio Times.


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Arnold Wesker


String Quartet No. 3
(first broadcast in this country) played by the London String Quartet:
Erich Gruenberg. John Tunnell
Keith Cummings , Douglas Cameron


Unknown: Erich Gruenberg.
Unknown: John Tunnell
Unknown: Keith Cummings
Unknown: Douglas Cameron

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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